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Chemical and biological weapons

International humanitarian law - Biological weapons

The international community banned the use of chemical and biological weapons after World War 1 and reinforced the ban in 1972 and 1993 by prohibiting the development, stockpiling and transfer of these weapons. Today’s advances in life sciences and biotechnology, aimed to benefit mankind, have increased concern that long-standing restraints on the use of chemical and biological weapons may be ignored or eroded. ... Read more

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